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2017 Keynote Speaker Address

Dr. Bryan Raudenbush
Email: raudenbc@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2330

2009 Schedule



Opening Ceremonies:  Acker Science Center Auditorium

Welcome: Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, Associate Professor of Psychology and Symposium Committee Chair
Welcome: Fr. Julio Giulietti, President

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey J. Smith, 2003 Alum
Human Factors and Ergonomics Doctoral Program
North Carolina State University, Department of Psychology

Hardware Human Factors Professional, IBM 

Invited Address:  "The Road Taken."
Opening Blessing: Fr. Donald Serva, S.J., Academic Associate, Department of Biology

10:00-11:20 Concurrent Session 1A:  Computer Science and Physics ASC-315

Session Moderators: Dr. Theodore Erickson, Professor of Mathematics
Dr. James Coffield, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

10:00-10:20 Chad Henson [Busche]
Analysis of the Communication Protocol for the Vernier Lab Quest 
10:20-10:40  Danielle Holstine, Jeremy Sinclair, Matthew Bartoszek, Clayton Stock, Andre Walcott, and Blake Williams [Carter]
Intelligent Collision Avoidance System
10:40-11:00  Scott Moses [Laker]
Computer Graphics with DirectX and the High Level Shader Language
Marjan Moro [Busche]
Data collection under Linux using a Pascco Force Sensor

10:00-11:20 Concurrent Session 1B:  History ASC-212

Session Moderators:  Dr. Jeffrey Rutherford, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ms. Kristin McCombs, Adjunct Instructor of Psychology

10:00-10:20 Stacy Keller [Weimer]
The 1985 Pittsburgh Drug Trials Revealed
10:20-10:40  Chris Rouhier [Weimer]
Potions and Polyester: Drugs in the Disco Era

Billy Longwell [Weimer] 
Opium Empire:  The Secret Behind Japan's Imperial Empire

Nicole Davis [Liedel] 
From Colonization to Genocide in Australia:The Stolen Generation

10:00-10:40 Concurrent Session 1C:  Political & Economic Philosophy

Session Moderators:  Mr. James Stover, Instructor of Philosophy
Dr. John Mansuy, Dean of Professional Studies; Professor of Management & Quantitative Business


Jorie Bagnato [Michaud]
Private Property Rights: Eminent Domain Abuse and the Kelo Case

Marissa Smith [Michaud]
Rights vs. Responsibilities: Entitlement Thinking in Contemporary America

10:00-11:20 Concurrent Session 1D:  English  ASC-213

Session Moderators:  Ms. Carrie West, Adjunct Instructor of English, Communications, and Fine Arts
Dr. Joseph Brumble, Associate Professor of English

10:00-10:20 Ryan Norman [Voorhees]
Humanity's Struggle with Mendacity: A Study of the Characters in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 
10:20-10:40  Elizabeth Schnupp [Voorhees]
Oceanic and Gaelic Settings' Effects Upon Families: John Millington Synge's Riders to the Sea

10:40-11:00  Shelby R. Sleevi [Voorhees]
The Compromise of "Self" in the Fiction of Kate Chopin


Jenna Derrico [Whitehead]
"Based on a True Story": The Leeway and Limits of Literary Memoir as Evidenced by A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

11:20-11:40 Daniel Swan [Voorhees]
Self-Realization and Love; Kate Chopin's Reckoning with Hope

11:30-12:30 Student Fine Arts Exhibition ASC-313

Session Facilitator: Ms. Georgia Tambasis, Instructor of English, Communications and Fine Arts

12:30-1:00 Lunch:  Benedum Dining Room
1:00-2:30 Poster Session: Troy Theater

Session Moderators:

Fr. James O'Brien, S.J., Associate Professor of Philosophy
         (Posters 1-4)
Dr. Michael Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor of Psychology 
         (Posters 1-4)
Ms. Jody Seabright, Assistant Professor of Nursing
         (Posters 5-6, 10-11)
Ms. Deborah Wilkinson, Clinical Instructor in Nuclear Medicine
         (Posters 5-6, 10-11)
Dr. Helen Faso, Associate Academic Dean; Professor of Nursing
         (Posters 7-8, 9, 12)
Dr. Beverly Whelton, Associate Professor of Philosophy
         (Posters 7-8, 9, 12)
Dr. Thomas Conti, Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry
         (Posters 13, 18-19, 28)
Dr. Beverly Carter, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
         (Posters 13, 18-19, 28)
Ms. Marybeth Emmerth, Associate Professor & Director of Respiratory Therapy Program
         (Posters 14-17)
Dr. Elizabeth Chalovich, Assistant Professor of Biology
         (Posters 14-17)
Dr. Michael Hoops, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
         (Posters 20-22, 26)
Dr. John Lynch, Associate Professor of Physics
         (Posters 20-22, 26)
Dr. Jonathan Lief, Professor of Biology
         (Posters 23-25, 27)
Dr. Benjamin Stout, Professor of Biology
         (Posters 23-25, 27)

(Number is poster location):


Scott Bonnette, Kristian Winters, and Amanda Stover [Raudenbush]
Effects of Chocolate Consumption on Pain Perception and Tolerance

Jonathan Kolks and Tim Wright [Raudenbush]
The Effects of Video Game Console and Snack Type on Snack
Consumption During Play

Tim Wright and Scott Bonnette [Raudenbush]
Video Game Transfer of Training: The Ability of Nintendo Wii Bowling Practice to Promote Bowling Performance

Tim Wright and Jonathan Kolks [Raudenbush]
Increasing Video Game Performance Through the Administration of Peppermint Scent: Application to Nintendo Wii Guitar Hero
5. Renee D. Bailey [Emmerth]
Proper Use of Heat and Moisture Exchangers
6. Matthew A. Ellison [Emmerth]
The best way to administer drugs through a ventilator

Lisa Merryman [Emmerth]
The Effect of Diet and Exercise on Lung Function

Ashley Jones [Emmerth]
Immediate Extubation vs. Discontinuing Ventilation and the
Effects on the Respiratory Therapist

Sean Jorris [Emmerth]
Ability of a Coude Suction Catheter on Facilitating Entry into the Left Mainstem Bronchus

David Kozusnik [Emmerth]
EndoTracheal Tubes vs. Laryangeal Mask Airways

Ciera M. Preer [Emmerth]
Open vs. Closed Endotracheal Suctioning on a Mechanically Ventilated Patient
12. James Huff [Emmerth]
Greater amount of medicine delivered through continuous and self actuated nebulizers

Noelle Holmes and Jordan Burkhart [Railing]
Resonance Stabilization of Nitrogen

Cameron Lee and Samantha Yakey [Coffield]
Investigation into fluorine- and phosphorus-containing commercially available products by 19F and 31P NMR

Samantha Yakey and Cameron Lee [Coffield]
Investigation of novel metal-dithiocarbamate complexes using coupled thermogravimetric analysis-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

Justin Provenzano and Sara Dille [Coffield]
Electrochemical investigation of novel metal-dithiocarbamate complexes

Renee R. Stewart [Coffield]
The Effect of Atrasentan on Docetaxel Protein Binding
18. Laura Simione [Hoops] image
Determining the concentration of lead in the soil of a nearby playground

Stephanie Poch [Hoops]
Studying the Degradation Pathway of Iron (III) Dithiocarbamates

Wilhelm L. Castellon [Cook] image
Enhanced Biodegradation of Coal Slurry

Dobin Choi [Shurina]
Construction of a Stable Tetracycline-Inducible Transfectants of Human Ovarian Cancer Cell Line, CAOV-3

Ali Hajiran [Shurina]
Tetracycline Regulated Expression of the Catalytic Fragment of Protein Kinase C Alpha in Madin-Darby Kidney Epithelial Cells

Kelly Lewis [Rastall]
Stereotypic Behavior of a Male Spectacled Bear Before and After the Introduction of a Female

Tara Richards [Rastall]
The Effect of Prey Gender Variability on the Feeding Behavior of Python regius, Lampropeltis getulus californiae, and Elaphe obsolete obsolete.

Keith Sechrest [Serva]
Wild-type Zebrafish Show Differences in Shoaling Preference for Size

Courtney Dray [Chalovich]
CREB expression in SH-SY5Y neuronal cells treated with the
oxidative neurotoxin MPP+
27. Jon Nagel and Joe Greathouse [Rastall] image
A Comparison of Water Quality Values and Eastern Hellbender Presence at Historic Sites in Northern West Virginia
28. Justin Pastorius [Brodie]
Marginal Revenue Product of Major League Baseball Players

2:40-3:20 Concurrent Session 2A: Psychology and Professional Education ASC-212

Session Moderators: Mr. John Yelenic, Director of the Accelerated Certification for Teaching Program
Dr. Julie Osland, Assistant Professor of Psychology


Tim Wright [Raudenbush]
The Effects of Visual Distractions, Music, and Age on Pain Tolerance and Pain Threshold
3:00-3:20 Kate Munhall [Ruberg]
Breaching the Gap: Taking Technology into the Classroom
2:40-4:00 Concurrent Session 2B: History ASC-213

Session Moderators Mr. Patrick Plunkett, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Ms. Patricia Bowman, Instructor in Nursing

2:40-3:00 Lydia Bugaj [Rutherford]
Albert Speer: His Confessions at Nuremberg vs. the Truth

Jacqueline Wright [Liedel] image
Eleanor's Baby: Arthurdale, West Virginia and the Subsistence Homestead Movement
3:20-3:40  Patrick C. Preto [Liedel]
Savage Butchery and it's Propagation: Failed US Pacifism in World War I
3:40-4:00 Chris Rouhier [Liedel]
A Fractured Electorate:The Roles of Partisanship and Progressive Policy in the 1912 Presidential Election

2:40-3:40 Concurrent Session 2C: Professional Communications ASC-215

Session Moderators: Dr. Kathryn Voorhees, Associate Professor of English
Ms. Marlene Sebeck, Academic Associate in English

2:40-3:00 Stacy Keller [Cain]
WJU Athletics Media Guides

3:00-3:20 Lorrie Kuhar [Cain]
Jury Media Event
3:20-3:40 Hyeran L. Yu [Cain]
United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) Website
2:40-3:40 Concurrent Session 2D: Biology ASC-315

Session Moderators: Dr. Allen Marangoni, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Norman Duffy, Professor of Chemistry

2:40-3:00 Renee R. Stewart [Lief]
The Effect of Body Mass Index on Prostate Cancer Distribution in Patients Diagnosed by Transperineal Mapping Biopsy

3:00-3:20 Kasey Jividen [Chalovich]
Effect of BDNF treatment on oxidant-induced death of SH-SY5Y
neuroblasoma cells
3:20-3:40 Alan Casciola [Shurina]
Reference Theory Applied to Assimilation of Mongols
4:10-4:50 Service for Social Action Center Presentation

Session Facilitators: Ms. Erin McDonald, Director, Service for Social Action Center
Ms. Corinne Chamberlin, Service Development and Research Coordinator

Domestic and International Student Service Initiatives
Panel Discussion and Question/Answer Session

4:45-5:00 Awards Ceremony:  Acker Science Center Hawk Auditorium

Presentation of Awards:

      Dr. Maureen McKenna, Associate Professor of Physical

      Dr. Jill Kriesky, Director of the Appalachian Institute

Closing Remarks:

      Dr. Letha Zook, Executive Vice President
5:00-6:00 Dinner:  Benedum Dining Room
6:30-9:00 Haig Presentations - Acker Science Center Hawk Auditorium

Session Moderator: Dr. Helen Faso, Associate Academic Dean

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